My American Aunt And Republicans

The Republicans really are in trouble. Last night I found out, through my sister, that my 81-year-old aunt voted for Barack Obama. That in itself isn’t stunning — she’s voted for both Democrats and Republicans in her life. What’s surprising is why she voted for Obama. Apparently, she was furious at the Republicans for their non-stop creepiness about rape. She also thought their position on same-sex marriage was ridiculous, telling my sister “they need to change with the times”.

My aunt voted for George W. Bush in 2004. George “mission accomplished” Bush!

When an allegedly conservative political party’s freaky social positions cost it the Bush-supporting, ┬áCaucasian, successfully retired real estate agent senior’s vote, it has a huge, huge, huge problem.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

3 thoughts on “My American Aunt And Republicans”

  1. Well, that’s some progress. My American relatives are posting “No matter who’s President, God will take care of us” messages on Facebook. There’s still a long way to go.

  2. The alternate reality version of a Romney White House would have been so stark. People used to say, “it doesn’t matter which party wins,” but lately, it truly does. Imagine of Gore had prevailed over Bush in 2000. Wow. The different world we’d have now. 9/11 was a government problem. Dems are good at governance. Gore probably would have implemented the plan he co-devised to have prevented it. Bush was worried about cutting taxes, cutting trees, and getting at Saddam’s oil. Gore probably would have been voted out in 2004, but it would have been enough to avoid the lazy train wreck meander we got into today. Till now, Obama and Dem Senate has merely been a dam against Tea Party idiocy, tho perhaps now we’re (they’re) correcting the course of the past 12 years.

  3. Class war in the USA nanny state progressives vs the religious right who want less governemt; hopefully there is still a voice for those in the middle

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